When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
.................................................The Dalai Lama.......
This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
The roots of all goodness
lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Table scaping........table setting,
one of my most favourite past times...
and it wouldn't be Christmas if we couldn't go overboard
with our decorations......
I have a special special Christmas wish to everyone from
Susan's Table scape Thursday in the United States.
How wonderful to meet so many like minded friends who also
collect china, love tableware, Affordable Accoutrements and love to decorate their tables.
I was recently asked to give a talk about...guess what? ....Table settings and display for Christmas for a Charity Supper at an Antique Emporium called Dirty Janes in Bowral to help raise money for the 'The Black Dog Institute' a charity for people suffering from Depression.
So I had a great time making up all the decorations and with the help of my daughter Bec,
we styled and set up four tables. With fabulous old tinware, French baskets,
an old wired (fake) Christmas tree decorated with little mince pies ...and more.
and what do you think of the little hen in the wicker basket
sitting on her eggs ...oops I mean ' Christmas baubles'
The main part of the decorations this year are my Christmas 'Angels'
which are now on display in my shop window this week,
I have been collecting little old dolls over the year,
some broken, most worn and tattered......
so I repaired and redressed them in little tissue outfits
with lots of ruffle and then added some vintage baubles and little bits of Christmas bling......
Since I've had them on display in the shop window this week I have had
a couple of lovely 'old' ladies giving me their 'old' dolls to dress up and add to the collection.
They're now dressed and in the window....
So....If you're coming through the Highlands, please drop by and have a look.
Wishing you a Fabulous and Creative Festive Season,